Great events are memorable and boy this is one I won’t forget in a hurry. An invitation only event launching both the new I Pace, Jaguars first foray into electric vehicles and the opening of Spirit Motors new Jaguar Landrover amazing showroom.
Plans to relaunch the Jaguar XK are gathering momentum, with the firms head of product strategy confirming that it is working on a proposal for a whole family of sports cars. Reintroducing a 2+2 seater is believed to be favored by Ian Callum to complement the 2 seater F Type. A launch date is unlikely before 2021.
On Friday the 4th May we set off on our trip to Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Larry & Bernie in their newly restored XK120 FHC and myself and Miriam in the MK2 stopping at Slane and Newgrange on our way up. We arrived at the Silver Birch Hotel about 5pm. The National Day itself doesn’t officially start until the Saturday but quite a few cars were already in situ. Shortly after arriving I was told of the sad passing of our dear friend Bertie Baird who we have known ever since the first meeting many years ago from when we first established contact with the Jaguar Drivers Club Area 30. His funeral had only taken place the previous day and sadly I was unaware that Bertie had died. Both he and his wife Anne were regular attendees at the National Weekend and at the Terenure Car Show, he will be sadly missed.
Spotted this on Facebook recently. Good to have it back.
Well not really, but it makes a good attempt!!!!
The Kingsley Hotel was buzzing on a bright April evening for our monthly meeting: